Most married couples today exclaim gleefully about their honeymoons in area beach resorts, or city hopping excursions. But why not do something different from those in your social media feed – and still collect a few likes along the way!
Give back with a ‘honeyteer’
A volunteer honeymoon, or a “honeyteer,” offers couples the chance to work with a charitable organisation or project during their post-wedding getaway. Aside from giving you the opportunity to start your married lives together on a benevolent note, a honeyteer will also allow couples to experience a destination beyond the confines of a resort. Check out reputable sites
www.Honeymoonvolunteers.com and www.handsupholidays.com
Love to camp, but don’t necessarily want to rough it in a tent just days after saying “I do”? Glamping (glamorous camping) offers the perfect compromise. You’ll still be within nature’s reach without having to sacrifice the creature comforts of a hotel. Glamping.com lists a variety of lodging types from treehouses to vintage airstream trailers around the globe.
Staying in the region: the gems of ASEAN
Bali and Bangkok are fun, but how about a getaway in the region that offers culture and relaxation. When you’re not hiking among the intricate temple complex of Angkor Wat relax at the luxurious Shinta Mani Resort. For a dose of both Asian and French culture, hop on a short flight to Luang Prabang. This charming city in northern Laos sits on the edge of the Mekong River and offers plenty of biking, kayaking and shopping opportunities.
Go on Safari
While many Indonesians may not think of Africa as a honeymoon destination, there are lots of hidden gems here, beyond Morocco or even South Africa The Singita Faru Faru Lodge will certainly start your marriage off on a unique and wild note. Situated in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, this lodge offers close proximity to wildlife and opportunities to explore wildlife and a bird’s eye view of the area via hot air balloon over the Serengeti’s landscape.
Hike glaciers in Iceland
Warm weather might be enjoyable – and city hopping in Europe exciting, But for couples looking for adventure while in Europe, Iceland should be on the list. Couples can enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities such as glacier hiking and volcano spelunking or perhaps take in refreshing soaks in natural hot springs. If you enjoy travelling in the winter, you’ll have the added pleasure of possibly seeing the northern lights!
This article is originally from paper. Read NOW!Jakarta Magazine February 2019 issue“Love and Romance”. Available at selected bookstore or SUBSCRIBE here.